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Now available: Teachings on the Vimalakirti Sutra and the Lotus Sutra

Published on 30 March 2018

presented by Vidyaloke Initiative

New Delhi, India

 

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 - Vimalakirti Part 1

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-dp6e6Lzhvc

Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 - Vimalakirti Part 2

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aG3ScsVNPuo

Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 - The Lotus Sutra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qqGE8ZulAg

 

The teachings were organized by Vidyaloke, an initiative of Vana Foundation.

http://vidyaloke.in/home/about.php

For queries, please contact: nishant.dogra@vanafoundation.org.in

 

On the Vimalakirti Sutra:

“It’s difficult for those of us living in today’s mundane world to swallow the truth when we hear it, and the Vimalakīrti Sūtra contains a great deal about the very highest of high truths. Don’t imagine, though, that the nature of the highest truth is mystical or mythological, because it isn’t. Although the absolute truth cannot be expressed, conceived or conceptualised, all the techniques and tools necessary to establish it have been laid out for us by the Buddha himself. The Vimalakīrti Sūtra… describes astonishingly effective methods for deconstructing anything and everything that is not the truth.”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

 

To read the Vimalakirti Sutra online: http://read.84000.co/translation/UT22084-060-005.html

 

To download the full text:

English - http://84000.co/doc/vimalakirti/Vimalakirti%20Book_E_screen-170607.pdf

Simplified Chinese - http://84000.co/doc/vimalakirti/Vimalakirti%20Book_SC_screen-170608-2.pdf

Traditional Chinese - http://84000.co/doc/vimalakirti/Vimalakirti%20Book_TC_screen-170608-2.pdf

 

On the Lotus Sutra:

The Lotus Sūtra’s key message is that Buddha-nature is inherent in all sentient beings and all have the potential to achieve Buddhahood. The Lotus Sūtra is one of the most influential Mahāyāna Sūtras, most popular in east Asia and considered to be the culmination of the Buddha’s teachings. In the Lotus Sūtra, the Buddha expoundsthe nature of ultimate reality through many stories and parables.In the words of the great Zen Master Hakuin, “The ancient teachings illumine the mind, and the mind illumines the ancient teachings".